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    Default Favorite 80's designer "power" frags...?

    Due in large part to my age, I seem to have a fancy for scents that were designed in the 1980's and that are big, but well blended, and with distinct "power".

    A great thing about these is that so many are still available and at a good price. I've recently found original Aramis and Oscar de La Renta Pour Lui to be great examples of this class of fragrance. I'd love to hear from other BNer's what favorites you have that fall into this class of juice.

    P.S. Versace L'Homme is next on my list to try seriously, and I think it qualifies as a candidate in this class.

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    Kouros!
    You are not your perfume.

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    calvin
    Krizia Uomo
    Fendi Uomo

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    Kouros for shure!

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    1- Red
    2- Girogio Beverly Hills Pour Homme
    3- Giorgio Beverly Hills - VIP - PH

    Bring them back.

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    Chanel Antaeus.

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    Antaeus for sure. Kouros is nice but it is a like some days and hate some days fragrance. Antaeus is one I likes all the time.
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    Heritage 2. Antaeus3.Kouros 4. Drakkar Noir 5. Montana PDH

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    Definitely Kouros
    Fendi Uomo
    And though technically the lat 70's and early 90's respectively" Polo Green and Polo Crest

    enjoy

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    If I can add another, I would certainly say Bois du Portugal. Powerful, yet refined.
    You are not your perfume.

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    Azzaro PH
    Antaeus
    Santos
    Top 10 (not in order): Dunhill 1934, Dunhill Edition, Terre d'Hermes, Rive Gauche, Habit Rouge, Guerlain Vetiver, Knize Ten, Bois du Portugal, Vintage Tabarome, Green Irish Tweed

    Summer Rotation: GIT, Aventus, Erolfa, Vetiver 1948, Guerlain Vetiver, Malle VE, Terre d'Hermes, Bvlgari PH, Bvlgari Acqua, Habit Rouge EDC and Sport, ADP Colonia Assoluta, Chanel PMC, Dunhill Edition, Eau Sauvage, TF Azure Lime

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    Ditto on Kouros and Antaeus. To that, add Davidoff Zino, Aramis JHL, and YSL Jazz - all released in that most unique decade. From your post, it sounds like you're leaning toward spices and wood, and not to big hitters from the latter part of the 80s such as Drakkar Noir and GIT.
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    If Revillon qualifies as 'designer' then definitely it would be French Line.
    I liked that scent for its strength. Discontinued of course. Anyone know anything about it?

    I think I'll look for it in Paris later this month.

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    Versailles pour Homme

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    Definately Antaeus (although I am not a fan) and Fahrenheit

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    R de Capucci.
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    "Wear R de Capucci" - Hirch Duckfinder

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    My 80's "Power Trip" would include:
    3rd Man
    No. 88
    Jules
    Derby
    Bel Ami

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    Antaeus
    Leonard Pour Homme

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    Boss Number One by Hugo Boss

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    Patou pour Homme (1980)
    Antaeus (1981)
    Kouros (1981)

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    I think I'm going to pick up some Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui the next chance I get. Fendi, Trussardi, Antaeus, Kouros, and Floris Elite. I've got those beauties already, and more of the same school. Pour Lui will be the next one I add.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Bois Du Portugal - sweet 80's power, with lots of lavender
    Cartier Santos - strong, slightly bitter, pleasant 80's power
    Hermes Bel Ami - smoky 80's power

    A different, only 1/2 powerful cologne that I think is greatly underrated:

    Aramis Tuscany

    Tuscany is a mix of Aramis and the original Armani pour homme, imo

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    Calvin for Men
    Obsession for Men (Old formulation, please.)
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme ( " )
    Kouros
    Halston Z-14
    Halston 1--12
    Halston for Women (Yes, a guy CAN pull this one off.)
    Halston 101 (What a loss!)
    Trussardi Uomo
    Lauder for Men
    Jules
    Derby
    Léonard pour Homme
    Giorgio Beverly Hills
    New York
    Giorgio Red
    Lagerfeld Classic (Seventies, truth be told, but SO Eighties.)
    Versailles pour Homme
    Le 3me Homme
    Tuscany
    Antaeus
    Parfum d'Habit
    Bois de Portugal
    Bel Ami
    Santos de Cartier
    Pasha de Cartier (Technically a Nineties frag, yes, but very "Eighties" in spirit.)
    Patou pour Homme
    Polo
    Krizia Uomo
    Krizia Moods
    Burberry for Men (Not really a power frag, per se, but close enough to pass.)
    Fendi Uomo
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    From the '80s -

    Iquitos
    Quorum
    JHL
    Tuscany
    Obsession for Men
    Le 3me Homme
    Antaeus
    Jules
    Zino
    Lauder for Men
    Patchouly (Etro)
    Giorgio for Men (GBH)
    Derby
    Bel Ami
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Parfum d'Habit
    Santal Noble
    New York
    R de Capucci
    Tiffany for Men
    Trussardi Uomo
    Kouros

    From the mid to late 70s -

    Devin
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Yatagan
    Grey Flannel
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Halston 1-12
    Halston Z-14
    Eau d'Orange Verte
    Loewe para Hombre
    Polo (green)
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme

    You selected my favorite time period - can you tell?
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    Default Re: Favorite 80's designer "power" frags...?

    almost everything, but, the not reformulated ones...what means...very few nowerdays ...sad, sad story...

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    Ah, the 80's! When men were men!
    Unless they were oakmoss or ferns . . .

    My favorites?

    Some mentioned already, some not:

    Pascal Morabito OR Black (1982) leathery chypre
    Esencia Lowe (1988) a kickass aromatic fougere
    Tuscany/Etruscan (1984) simple and powerful
    Francesco Smalto PH (1987) sparkling, light, refined
    Vescace l'Homme (1984) even more sparkling and light! Very uplifting
    Bowling Green (1986) THE aromatic
    Jacomo de Jacomo (1980) R for violence. A clove/forest sinus rocket
    Santal Noble (1988) exciting, boring, I flip-flop on this one--Well, at least it's not ferns and grass
    Antaeus (1981) Superb. Wear it at night; more romantic than 'powerhouse'

    Still, it could serve as powerhouse as could C&Z #88 ( No, I'm not kidding) and Zino. Anucci Man may be another matter, though.

    Speaking of superb:

    Versailles PH (1980) Of course!
    Patou PH (1980) Of course!!

    1980 was a good year.

    And then,

    Santos (1981) original formula, please!
    Montana Parfume d'Homme--ORIGINAL FORMULA, DAMNIT !

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    Virtually all my favorites have been named but I would also add Sung Homme and Ferre for Men.

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    I also 2nd Bowling Green, although it's a completely different kind of "Power"
    Great, highly underated, extremely distinctive 80's cologne.

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    Even though YSL's PH was released in the 70s, it smells very 80s to me, so let's just say YSL's PH Haute Conc. then.

    Also, Bijan for Men (original) it's 80s in a bottle!

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    My favorite 80's power scents in order of preference are:

    Derby (original), Guerlain
    Patou Pour Homme
    Xeryus, Givenchy
    Versailles pour Homme, Jean Desperez
    L'Homme, Versace
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme

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    Perry Ellis For Men - the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vibert View Post
    Patou pour Homme (1980)
    Antaeus (1981)
    Kouros (1981)
    Yes! Patou pour Homme! I can't believe I forgot that one. Try that one, for sure.

    Antaeus and Kouros almost go without saying. Almost.
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    Don't know if this counts as a designer "power" frag, but Montana Parfum D'Homme (1989)

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    there are so many - the 80's was very bold in its fragrances always pushing the limits and strenght.

    some that I feel are special to me are:

    Obsession
    Xeryus
    New West
    Antaeus
    Giorgio

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